29 mars 2016
Music blog

Call for Participation: BGSU KEAR (Residency) 2016-17

KEAR Two-Week Electroacoustic Composer/Researcher Residency 2016-17

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) on Monday 25 April 2016
AWARD: Travel funding, housing, and stipend
View application data: http://bit.ly/21OjYef
Complete the application: http://bit.ly/1RJ2fWd


BGSUElectroacoustics welcomes applications for its fourth annual Klinger Electroacoustic Residency (KEAR) program. We seek a dynamic, innovative composer, researcher, or practitioner with a project requiring the use of our surround studio facilities. One composer will be selected each academic semester (fall and spring) to visit for two weeks to work on a composition and/or research project employing multi-channel spatialization (up to 10.2), first order Ambisonics, and/or controller-driven live performance.

2015-16 Residents:
James Andean (Leicester, UK)
Louise Harris (Glasgow, UK)

2014-15 Residents:
John Young (Leicester, UK)
Jonty Harrison (Birmingham, UK)

2013-14 Residents:
Adam Basanta (Montreal, QC)
Brad Garton (New York, NY)


All electroacoustic composers, researchers, and practitioners are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to applicants whose proposal makes a compelling argument for using the multi-channel and/or Ambisonics (MC/A) studio resources. Preference will also be given to established professionals in the field.


Selected composers will receive:
· Transportation costs to/from Bowling Green (up to $2300 and adhering to Bowling Green State University travel regulations)
· On campus housing
· $150 Meal card for on-campus dining
· $150 stipend
· Unlimited access to the BGSUElectroacoustics MC/A studio for two weeks (14 days)


While the resident’s primary activity will be working on his/her proposed project, we seek a resident willing to engage with our creative community during his/her visit by spending some informal time with our faculty and students, and sharing their expertise in a few formal settings as follows:
· Present two music technology course lectures – topics to be agreed upon with the course instructors. (75 minutes each)
· Teach up to four 30-minute lessons to students composing electroacoustic pieces.
· Present one informal lecture and demonstration on the project at the residency’s end. (75-90 minutes)
· Other activities may include interviews (audio and/or video), photography sessions, and other press-related endeavors with BGSU Marketing and Communications, to be used by BGSU at its discretion for publicity and archival purposes.
· Commitment to serve as a judge for one future KEAR scheme.


· Proposed projects should clearly and convincingly illustrate the necessity of working in the BGSUElectroacoustics MC/A facility.
· Awarded composers must reside in Bowling Green and work on their proposed project for two weeks (14 days total.) Shorter durations will not be permitted. Longer periods may be possible but the resident must pay his/her own expenses after completing the sponsored 14-day residency.
· In-progress projects may be completed during the residency period.


Interested applicants must submit an electronic application form including the following:

· Project overview and detailed description
· Signed residency agreement
· Maximum of three web links pointing to work examples (soundfiles, score, video demonstrations, research papers, software, etc.) Hard copy materials will not be accepted.
o Composers should submit up to three electroacoustic compositions with a 30-minute sum total maximum duration. Multi-channel works are permitted but please include a stereo version for the jurors.
o Researchers should submit up to three papers and/or software programs.

Review application questions http://bit.ly/21OjYef

Submit online: http://bit.ly/1RJ2fWd

Applications will be reviewed by a three-member international jury.

Selected residents will be notified by 20 May 2016, after which time additional details will be provided.


Applications must be received by midnight (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) on Monday 25 April 2016. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Detailed studio equipment lists and photos can be found on the studio website: http://bit.ly/1UodIL2